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    Spaghetti With Macadamia Pesto and Semi-Dried Tomatoes

    Spaghetti With Macadamia Pesto and Semi-Dried Tomatoes. Photo by Chef TraceyMae

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

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    35 mins

    Tisme's Note:

    I found this recipe on a Madadamis site. It only serves 2, but is delcious.

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    Macadamia Basil Pesto Ingredients

    Garnish ingredients

    • parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons toasted macadamias, extra finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon basil, finely shredded


    1. 1
      Make the pesto first: Wash and dry basil leaves thoroughly.
    2. 2
      Put basil into a food processor or blender with the macadamias and garlic and process until well combined. Scrape down sides and process again. Add the cheese salt and pepper, and process again, then slowly drizzle in the oil, keeping the machine running and process until smooth.
    3. 3
      Scrape pesto into a tightly sealed jar or plastic container until ready to use.
    4. 4
      NOTE~ a film of macadamia oil over the top will help to preserve this pesto and pesto must be stored in the refrigerator.
    5. 5
      Cook the spaghetti using spaghetti instructions.
    6. 6
      When cooked drain the pasta, reserving 2 – 3 tablespoons pasta water.
    7. 7
      Mix the pesto with pasta water then toss with spaghetti until well combined.
    8. 8
      Add the cream and toss through semi-dried tomatoes and taste for seasoning.
    9. 9
      Top with extra Parmesan, chopped toasted macadamias and basil.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2009


      I made thsi for Aussie/Kiwi Swap #31. My DH especially loved this. Especially the taste of the macadamia nuts and the oven-dried tomatoes - so sweet! Pretty enough for a party!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spaghetti With Macadamia Pesto and Semi-Dried Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (470 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1489.4
    Calories from Fat 727
    Total Fat 80.8 g
    Saturated Fat 16.9 g
    Cholesterol 28.6 mg
    Sodium 1854.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 159.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 26.6 g
    Sugars 26.1 g
    Protein 49.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    macadamia nut oil

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